Pistorius family’s rhino horns stolen from safe

2014-10-06 09:51

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Five rhino horns have been stolen from Arnold Pistorius, the uncle of culpable homicide-convicted Oscar Pistorius.

Beeld newspaper reported on the theft, which apparently happened a couple of weeks ago, today.

Anneliese Burgess, spokesperson for the Pistorius family, confirmed the theft from a walk-in safe at Arnold’s business premises in Waterkloof in Pretoria.

The theft was reported to the Brooklyn police station two weeks ago, Burgess told the Afrikaans daily newspaper.

“It was our own rhinos’ horns that were stolen. The rhinos were dehorned because we were concerned that they would be poached for their horns,” she said, adding that the family was in possession of all the required permits for the horns.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide last month for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he said he believed was an intruder in his house.

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